longboat key florida
longboat key is a barrier island located between lido key and anna maria island in southwest florida. the town of longboat was incorporated in 1955. longboat key is a very upscale winter tourist area lined with upscale resorts and condominiums. the key colony club takes up much of the island and there is no public beach access. for those interested in the beach you must go north to bradenton beach or south to lido beach. longboat key has a number of excellent restaurants and a nice shopping center. for the wealthy this is wonderfull place to spend the winter in southwest florida.